West Ham ace says £40m Newcastle star sold Premier League move to him

West Ham superstar Lucas Paqueta has named Bruno Guimaraes as a reason why the Brazilian international opted to move to the Premier League this summer from Olympique Lyonnais.

Speaking to the Times, the former AC Milan maestro revealed that discussions with the Newcastle United star helped Paqueta decide on a move to West Ham, with Guimaraes making the move to England earlier in the year in a reported £40m move in January.

The pair both played together at Lyon and were key behind the French club’s success in the past two seasons, and Guimaraes’ move to England with Newcastle and subsequent success seemingly inspired Paqueta to also make the move to the Premier League with West Ham.

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